While doing a go.ogle search for something else, I ran across an interesting website: http://www.vhemt.org/biobreed.htm. It seems that its message is that having children is an irresponsible choice which is unfair to the planet and to the children themselves. If you scroll about halfway down the page, the site also includes an interesting table citing the most commonly named reasons people provide for why they intend to have a child (or another child) and suggesting alternatives.
Clearly MM and I want to have a child of our own. Given that the majority of people who read this blog are others who also are going through (or have gone through) their own struggles with TTC and IF, I am sure that just about everyone reading this feels the same. Why else would we spend all this money and put ourselves through all this physical, mental and emotional stress?
I did find it interesting to read another perspective, one that I almost never consider. It also made me wonder if there are any logical reasons to have a child. I know there are loads of emotional ones, and I would freely admit that most of my reasons (and MM's reasons) are more emotion-based than logic-based.
Of course, not everything about life has to be logical. Falling in love isn't usually logical. Sometimes the other choices we make, like where we live, what we do to earn a living, and who our friends are, aren't logical either.
If you feel comfortable, share your thoughts. Why do you want to have a child?